https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobod3

I want to learn Finnish! Any tips?

Hey guys, I've decided to learn Finnish, but, since it's not (yet) on Duolingo, I have to find other ways to study and practice it effectively.

When learning German and Portuguese, I found books 'Essential Portuguese Grammar' and 'Essential German Grammar' to be of great use. So, just for starters, can you suggest a similar book for Finnish learners? One that would thoroughly and accessibly summarise the Finnish grammar, without the reader feeling overwhelmed.

I would also appreciate any tips or words of advice from you guys. Many thanks! :)

September 17, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobod3

Whoa, the first link's a treasure trove! Thanks!

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pentaan

Can you give some links about Finnish?
overview made by knudvaneeden

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23157238

September 17, 2017

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    I don't know what is your native language but, if it is french, i can suggest the assimil course, they are well done :)....but we all know that finnish is not an easy task so that shouldn't be enough, unfortunately.

    If it's not, i can suggest you (but i've never tried both actually) the course from teach yourself and/or the colloquial series.

    https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Finnish-Beginner-Intermediate-Course/dp/1444195220/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8=1=W09H7TMZGC19TM03Z4N4

    https://www.amazon.com/Colloquial-Finnish-Complete-Course-Beginners/dp/0415499666/ref=sr_1_2?s=books=UTF8=1505651331=1-2=finnish+colloquial

    An audio course i really like is pimsleur,but unfortunately there is not included a pdf with text because is simply na audio course but i recommend it.

    http://www.pimsleur.com/learn-finnish

    While i was looking for finnish material (yes,i love this language too) i found in this site some good books to start:

    http://thefinnishteacher.weebly.com/top-5-finnish-textbooks-for-teaching-yourself-with.html

    And, if i remember well i saw somewhere a finnish grammar, give me one moment and i going to look for it :D.

    EDIT: i found these 2 grammars here:

    https://avaxhome.unblocker.xyz/ebooks/2014-10-16-70_201504211804.html (that should be the same autor who did the colloquial series)

    https://avaxhome.unblocker.xyz/ebooks/3547095.html

    I heard some positive reviews about this course, where the autor made also a grammar book, the second link i gave you above:

    https://www.amazon.com/Start-Finnish-Leila-White/dp/9517925182

    September 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobod3

    Thanks so much.

    September 17, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      Don't mention it :).

      September 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bookworm_Liz

      The website Memrise is pretty good as well. https://www.memrise.com/courses/english/?q=finnish

      September 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael.Lubetsky

      Start dating a Finn! :-)

      September 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

      It may come as a shock to you, but dating, marrying, or even having kids with a Finn don't automatically generate great language skills. ;-)

      September 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobod3

      Can thou hook me up?

      September 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael.Lubetsky

      :-)

      September 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr_Patriot

      For the sake of this being a language website I have to correct you too the best of my ability. The proper form of your sentence is "Canst thou hook me up?" because verbs conjugated in the 2nd person singular in early modern English with "Thou" take -st or -est endings.

      September 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobod3

      Haha, thanks man:)

      September 19, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaylee787569

      you should try bussu it is very help full but you have to pay for most of the lessons

      September 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HanneNykne

      https://vocapp.com/courses/finnish Here are several courses (EN-FI)! :) You can study both vocabulary and grammar rules.

      February 14, 2019
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